Researchers have some good news in store for the working women! A new medical trial, conducted by an international team of scientists has found that children born to older mothers are much smarter and talented than of the kids born from young moms. Earlier, it is believed that late pregnancy may result in children to be less friendly and clever. But falsifying the time-honored belief, the new international study has suggested that, pregnancy in 35 or more age can make children much intelligent and smart.
In the past, the hypothesis also suggested the perfect time to have a baby is between 25 years to 30 years. The period of 25-30 was earlier estimated to be the right time to have a healthy and smart baby. But the new study has contradicted the older belief and has highlighted that pregnancy in 35 to 40 years can be an advantageous step to make kids smarter and intelligent.
The research mutually conducted by the researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR). As suggested by the research paper, the shifts in cognitive ability of children are attributable to the changing characteristics of women and their maturing age.
Mature mothers of the present day are likely to be more privileged and sophisticated than younger moms. For example, older moms are highly educated, and they are aware of certain practices of pregnancy. They are less tend to smoke throughout their pregnancy stage and are recognized by their professions. While earlier, these statements regarding the old mothers are believed to be bogus, the recent study has marked all of them to be true.
According to Alice Goisis, the lead author of the study and a researcher at London School of Economics and Political Science, “Our conducted survey is the first one which focused more on exploring how the birth timing of a child influence his/her cognitive abilities and home the cognitive abilities among children born to older mothers alter over the years and the potential cause behind this shift.”